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Nathaniel Hawthorne Collection, 1819- , n.d. (bulk 1844-1864)

 

Nathaniel Hawthorne Correspondence, 1820-1864, n.d.
0.25 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M85.1.1

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Series Description:
Correspondence, 1820-1864 (bulk 1839-1864); primarily outgoing letters from Hawthorne to friends and associates. Includes a substantial number of letters from Hawthorne (sometimes written with his wife, Sophia) to Horatio Bridge, a classmate at Bowdoin College and lifelong friend. Also of note is an exchange between Hawthorne and another classmate, Jonathan Cilley, betting on Hawthorne's future existence as a bachelor.
Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.
Restrictions:Use of original correspondence is restricted, with exceptions determined on an individual basis.


Other Correspondence, 1819-1887

Catalog Number: M85.1.2

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Series Description:
Correspondence (1819-1887) between Hawthorne's family members and friends. Correspondents include, Sophia Hawthorne, Nathaniel's wife; Hawthorne's aunt Mary Manning; his mother Elizabeth C. Hathorne; and Horatio Bridge, a friend and classmate at Bowdoin College. There are no letters to or from Nathaniel Hawthorne in this series.
Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.
Restrictions:Use of original correspondence is restricted, with exceptions determined on an individual basis.


Writings

Catalog Number: M85.2

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Series Description:
Writings, primarily in Nathaniel Hawthorne's hand, including study notes for a manuscript, "Dolliver Romance," and a Latin oration, "De Patribus Conscriptis Romanorum," written while Hawthorne was a student at Bowdoin College.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically by title.
Restrictions:Use of the originals is restricted, with exceptions determined on an individual basis.


Other Materials
0.25 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M85.3

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Series Description:
Materials relating to Hawthorne's positions as surveyor for the Massachusetts Custom House (1845-1849) and Consul to Liverpool, England (1853-1857) are included as well as biographical and commemorative materials celebrating Hawthorne.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions:Use of originals restricted, with exceptions determined on an individual basis.


Images: Portraits and Silhouettes

Catalog Number: M85.4.1

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Series Description:
Various images of Nathaniel Hawthorne including engravings and photographs of paintings.
Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.


Images: Buildings, Places, and Miscellaneous

Catalog Number: M85.4.2

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Series Description:
Photographs, postcards and other images of buildings and places from Nathaniel Hawthorne's life, including his residences and his favorite fishing rock.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically by subject.


Images: Hugh Thomson Illustrations for 1920 Methuen Edition of "The Scarlet Letter."
9 folio folders.
Catalog Number: M85.4.3

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Series Description:
Hugh Thomson illustrations for the 1920 Methuen edition of "The Scarlet Letter."
Arrangement:Arranged by subject.


Clippings
0.50 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M85.5

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Series Description:
Contains newspaper clippings from Hawthorne's time and afterwards, as well as the George T. Little scrapbooks.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically by subject.


Operatic Treatments, 1978-2001, n.d.
1.5 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M85.6

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Series Description:
Research files of John L. Idol, Jr., chiefly concerning operatic treatments of Nathaniel Hawthorne's literary works. Idol's colleague, Sterling Eisiminger, collaborated on the project. Included are biographical files, articles, copies of libretti and scores, letters, lists, notes on productions, and sound recordings. Also included are announcements, programs, reviews, copies of published articles, and other material providing historical background. The bulk of the research material was collected between 1979 and 1983.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically by material type.
Restrictions:None.


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